Sand Stream (ability)

Effect

Sand Stream creates a sandstorm when the ability-bearer enters battle. The effect lasts 5 turns, unless it is cleared via Air Lock or Cloud Nine or replaced by another weather condition.

If multiple Pokémon with weather-generating abilities (Sand Stream, Drizzle, Drought or Snow Warning) enter the field on the same turn, each weather condition will activate consecutively, fastest Pokémon first. In other words, the resultant weather condition will be that of the slowest Pokémon.

Changes

Prior to Generation 6, Sand Stream lasts indefinitely upon activation.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
Summons a sandstorm.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The Pokémon summons a sandstorm in battle.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The Pokémon summons a sandstorm in battle.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The Pokémon summons a sandstorm in battle.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The Pokémon summons a sandstorm when it enters a battle.

Other languages

English Sand Stream
Japanese すなおこし (Suna Okoshi)
German Sandsturm
French Sable Volant
Italian Sabbiafiume
Spanish Chorro Arena

Pokémon with Sand Stream

#
Name
2nd ability
Hidden ability
248 Tyranitar Unnerve
248 Tyranitar
Mega Tyranitar
449 Hippopotas Sand Force
450 Hippowdon Sand Force
526 Gigalith Sturdy Sand Force

Sand Stream as a hidden ability

No Pokémon have Sand Stream as a hidden ability.